What is prize?

  • (adj): Of superior grade.
    Example: "Prize carnations"
    Synonyms: choice, prime, quality, select
    See also — Additional definitions below

Prize

A prize is an award to be given to a person or a group of people to recognise and reward actions or achievements. Official prizes often involve monetary rewards as well as the fame that comes with them. Some prizes are also associated with extravagant awarding ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards.

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Some articles on prize:

1933 In Literature - Awards
... James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction A ... G ...
Kyoto Prize
... The Kyoto Prize (京都賞, Kyōto-shō?) has been awarded annually since 1985 by the Inamori Foundation, founded by Kazuo Inamori ... The prize is a Japanese award similar in intent to the Nobel Prize, as it recognizes outstanding works in the fields of philosophy, arts, science and ... Prizes are given in the fields of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences and Arts and Philosophy ...
Lemelson–MIT Prize
... The Lemelson Foundation awards several prizes yearly to inventors in United States ... The largest is the Lemelson-MIT Prize which was endowed in 1994 by Jerome H ... receives $500,000, making it the largest cash prize for invention in the U.S ...
1978 In Literature - Awards - United States
... Newbery Medal for children's literature Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia Pulitzer Prize for Drama Donald L ... Coburn, The Gin Game Pulitzer Prize for Fiction James Alan McPherson, Elbow Room Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Howard Nemerov, Collected Poems ...
Lemelson–MIT Prize - List of Winners - 2011
... Rogers (Lemelson-MIT Prize) Elizabeth Hausler (Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability) Alice Chen (Lemelson-MIT Student Prize) Scott Diagle (Lemelson-MIT Illinois Student ...

More definitions of "prize":

  • (noun): Something given as a token of victory.
    Synonyms: trophy
  • (noun): Something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery.
    Example: "The prize was a free trip to Europe"
    Synonyms: award
  • (verb): To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open.
    Synonyms: pry, prise, lever, jimmy

Famous quotes containing the word prize:

    Knowing I loved my books, he furnished me
    From mine own library with volumes that
    I prize above my dukedom.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    To a maiden true he’ll give his hand,
    Hey lillie, ho lillie lallie,
    To the king’s daughter o’ fair England,
    To a prize that was won by a slain brother’s brand,
    I’ the brave nights so early.
    Unknown. Earl Brand (l. 67–71)

    To become a token woman—whether you win the Nobel Prize or merely get tenure at the cost of denying your sisters—is to become something less than a man ... since men are loyal at least to their own world-view, their laws of brotherhood and self-interest.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)